My expertise is UX design for web & mobile products. One of my top priorities when I design is to enhance user experiences and functionality of a product by creating intuitive, meaningful, and elegant design solutions. I analyze user needs and create aesthetically rich user interfaces for mobile applications and websites.

I also have professional experiences in front-end development. I designed and coded this responsive website using HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, and Bootstrap. The selected works in this website include projects in web & mobile design, graphic and print design, architecture, and short animation.

I enjoy learning new tools and skills. I am easy going, detail-oriented, and passionate about my works. Art and design has always been my passion. When I am not working on digital designs, I enjoy making ceramics and jewelry pieces for fun.
Ethnographic research, User interview, Competitive analysis, Persona & scenario, Journey mapping, Interface prototyping, Usability testing, A/B testing, Interaction flow map
Sketch, Adobe XD, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, After Effects, Axure, InVision/Marvel
HTML5, CSS3, jQuery (basic), Bootstrap (basic), Responsive design, Adaptive design
AutoCAD, Luxology Modo, Rhino/V-Ray, SketchUp, 3D Printing CAD/CAM
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Maricela Chan Design


Project Challenge
Clients wanted to renovate the existing 70-floor office building, ING Tower, in Hong Kong. The renovation included redesign of facade, entrance lobbies, elevators, restrooms, and office lobbies on all floors.

The redesign should address the following issues:

Main Entrance Lobby

Existing Floor Plan Issues (below left)

Proposed Floor Plan (below right)

Early Conceptual Sketches of Interior & Exterior Design Schemes

Design Concept
Bring the feeling of nature from outside to the office space. Floor-to-ceiling living green wall welcomes and soothes users at main entrance. Interior materials include natural stone and wood to give a refreshing, vibrant, and calming experience to users.

Selected Interior Design Scheme

Other Interior Design Scheme (not selected)
+ Wood and dark-colored glasses create a modern and futuristic feeling to the space.

Existing Building Facade Issues
The existing commercial high-rise has stone podium and glass that divides the building into horizontal sections that have no visual connection between sections. The upper floors window glasses have two color schemes that further divide up the building, causing a busy and incoherent design.

Proposed Building Facade
The proposed design focuses on a clean and modern glass facade that visually elongates the building.
Goal: create a uniform, clean, and continuous facade

My Contributions